Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The dangers of reviewing

In The Telegraph, novelist Lionel Shriver reveals the perils of moonlighting as a critic.
Tossing off reviews of other people's novels when I'm poised to receive reviews of my own feels like throwing knives in a rubber room. Since in this trade one is often appraised by fellow novelists, my last lacerating one-liner might bounce right back and stab me between the eyes.

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